Remember Albert Einstein?

Remember his famous quote “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”?

I am afraid this is where we are headed unless of a miracle…

Since the 1990s, I’ve been studying the so-called “cycles of war” — the natural rhythms that predispose societies to descend into chaos, into hatred, into civil and even international war.

Although very few people are willing to even discuss the issue today, I foresee a major war happening within the next year in the Middle East which implications could be absolutely huge.

Yes it is all due to the global economic malaise we are experiencing the world over and the emboldening of the rogue states given our failed foreign policy in the Middle East over the last three decades.

It is a fact throughout history that currency wars lead to trade wars, which often lead to hot wars. The last time there was a series of competitive devaluations … it ended in world war two….remember?

Besides, I am afraid that the bureaucracy wants a war. This will distract everyone from the NSA and justify what they have been doing. They need a distraction for the economic decline that is coming.

After all, war plans against Syria were really about debt and spending…. And given that many influential economists wrongly believe that war is good for the economy … many were overtly or quietly pushing for war.

Same thing for Libya… Nothing to do with spreading freedom and democracy and saving people’s lives… It was all because Gaddafi – talking about a Gold dinar – was planning an all-African currency for conducting trade.

The same thing happened to him that happened to Saddam because the US didn’t want any solid competing currency out there v/s the dollar.

Is this the first time a revolutionary group has created a central bank while it is still in the midst of fighting the entrenched political power? It certainly seems to indicate how extraordinarily powerful central bankers have become in our era.

Where does this all lead us to?

Well, it will not be the end of the world, but the social fabric of the profligate nations will be stretched and in some cases torn.

Bottom Line: I believe War is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation. After all, it is the norm throughout history that if the global economy doesn’t recover, people go to war.

What I am then most fearful of is the US government seizing our 401ks with taxes as part of a move by them to use long-term assets to fill “short-term deficits”. Come to think of it further, they have already done so. The forced-feeding of banks with fresh capital – whether they want it or not – and the seizure of the Fannie/Freddie mortgage giants before they were in fact in trouble shows that private property can be co-opted – or eliminated – with little due process.

The writing is on the wall for private pensions. Once the dollar becomes too weakened by the printing of vast amounts of them in order to finance Washington’s budget deficit and to support the solvency of “banks too big too fail,” QE will have to end.

Desperate for money to fill the gap, Washington may then turn to confiscation of private assets should any be left after the coming economic collapse.

Scary thoughts indeed… but not impossible.

Have you thought of all of this and the implications on your well being?

Are you prepared for these new kinds of war never experienced before?

What are you doing about it?

Share your thoughts.


Written by

Ziad K. Abdelnour, Wall Street financier, trader and author is President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a private family office that backs accomplished operating executives in growing their businesses both organically and through acquisitions and trades physical commodities – mostly oil derivatives – throughout the world.